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# 1  
Old 11-06-2012
Help on script to change permissions

Hi All

I have the following script that is supposed to change permissions of incoming files to a directory, but it does not seem to do what I want, please can you help:

mkdir -p /tmp/tmpdir

find /moneta_polled01/sgsn/ -exec ls -l {} \; |grep -v rwxrwxrwx |awk '{print $9}' > /tmp/tmpdir/filelist
cd /tmp/tmpdir
/usr/bin/split -l 1000 fileslist
for i in `ls x*`
  for j in cat $i
    chmod 777 /moneta_polled01/sgsn/$j
rm -rf /tmp/tmpdir

So what I want is for that file that arrives at

directory should change to full permissions.

Please can you help

# 2  
Old 11-06-2012
that's useless use of find,cat,mkdir,for and for
chmod 777 $(ls -l /moneta_polled01/sgsn/ | awk '$0 !~ /rwxrwxrwx/ && /^-/{print $9}')

Last edited by pamu; 11-06-2012 at 08:56 AM..
# 3  
Old 11-06-2012
Help on script to change permissions

That works, but when there are lots of files in there, it gives an error,
argument list too long

# 4  
Old 11-06-2012
same can be done by while loop

ls -l /moneta_polled01/sgsn/ | awk '$0 !~ /rwxrwxrwx/ && /^-/{print $9}' | while read line
chmod 777 "$line"

# 5  
Old 11-06-2012
Ever thought of the -perm operand to find? You then could use xargs with -max-args to limit the number of files to what chmod can take.

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